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Tysons Galleria

September 03, 2009 11:44 ET

Tysons Galleria to Present ALL ACCESS: Fashion Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Collections With Tim Gunn and Frederique Van der Wal September 17-19, 2009

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - September 3, 2009) - ALL ACCESS: Fashion presented by Tysons Galleria is a three day fashion and trend event that will allow guests to witness the excitement and energy of the international collections at Tysons Galleria, shop the best of the season, meet style icons and experience the frenzy usually reserved for fashion insiders.

"Project Runway" has given the masses a glimpse into the inner workings of the fashion industry, however few have had the experience of entering the tents to attend the shows and experience the true fashion frenzy. Imagine the excitement and energy of New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park at Tysons Galleria!

Kerem Kayserilioglu, General Manager of Tysons Galleria states, "We continuously strive to be the leader in our market for luxury and trends. With ALL ACCESS: Fashion, Tysons Galleria will highlight its top-notch collection of luxury retailers in an exciting and forward-thinking platform. Our goal is to bring the energy and fantasy of the fashion world to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area to inspire and educate consumers while supporting a worthy cause."

All the style taking place at Tysons Galleria will be underscored with substance as YouthAIDS will be the beneficiary of ALL ACCESS: Fashion with participating retailers donating a portion of sales to the YouthAIDS global initiatives.

Kate Robert, Founder and Director of YouthAIDS states, "We are delighted to be partnering with Tysons Galleria for the third consecutive year. Through the power of fashion, music and art, YouthAIDS educates people about the risks of HIV/AIDS to prevent the spread of this deadly disease. With the help of Tysons Galleria and participating retailers, this event will raise necessary funding and awareness for our programs around the world. Every $10 raised for YouthAIDS will help educate and protect a young person for one year from HIV/AIDS so please come out, have fun, and shop for a good cause!"

From September 17-19th, Tysons Galleria will host a series of trend events including: Luxury: Reinventing the Dream

An exclusive dialogue with luxury retailers and business luminaries on the scope of the luxury industry in a climate of change from economics to trends and the role of social media. Moderated by Ned Martel, Senior Style Editor, Washington Post. 7pm on Thursday, September 17th at Center Court. Seating by invitation only, standing room available.

Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Runway Presentation

YouthAIDS Ambassador, Model and Businesswoman Frederique Van der Wal will host the runway show featuring the top trends of the season presented by luxury retailers of Tysons Galleria. Saks Fifth Avenue, Karen Millen, Max Studio, Nicole Miller, Millers Furs, Wolford and more. 7pm on Friday, September 18th at Center Court. Seating by invitation only, standing room available.

ALL ACCESS: Fashion Day
Saturday, September 19, 2009

Between 10am and 9pm guests will be treated to an all day fashion haven at Tysons Galleria.

--  Exclusive Runway presentation by Project Runway's Co-host and Chief
    Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne Inc., Tim Gunn
--  Individual Designer Runway Shows including Betsey Johnson, Basler, 7
    for All Mankind, Marciano and more
--  Branded Sponsor Lounges and Experiences throughout the Galleria
    including the Maserati Men's Style Lounge, Parma Spa Escape, the Habatat
    Vernissage, Salon Bleu Out Station, Laura Mercier Brow Bar Presented by
    Saks Fifth Avenue, MAC Cosmetics Lip Bar and more.
--  Retailers will host in-store events including trunk shows, personal
    appearances, wine tastings, previews and makeovers.
--  Spring/Summer 2010 Runway Screenings from Milan (men's), Paris
    (men's), Paris (couture), Berlin, Sao Paolo and more presented by Fashion
    TV (FTV)
    

All events open to public, access to center court seating and sponsor lounges limited

About Tysons Galleria:

Tysons Galleria is the world-class destination for luxury shopping and discriminating dining in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Home to more than 100 of the area's most fashionable retailers, nine upscale restaurants and the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Galleria creates extraordinary experiences for its guests. For more information, visit www.tysonsgalleria.com.

About YouthAIDS:

YouthAIDS, an education and prevention program of PSI, uses media, pop culture, music, theatre and sports to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and reach 600 million young people in more than 60 countries with life-saving messages, products, services and care. www.youthaids.org

For further information and exclusive photographs, please contact Aba Kwawu at The Aba Agency at 202-625-8370 or aba@theabaagency.com.

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